Chart of the day

Posted: 1 September 2016 in Uncategorized
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According to temperature reconstructions by Nasa, the global temperature typically rose by between 4 and 7 degrees Celsius over a period of 5,000 years as the world moved out of ice ages.

In the past century alone, the temperature has climbed 0.7 degrees Celsius, about 10 times faster than the average rate of ice-age-recovery warming.

Now that the July data are out, Gavin Schmidt, the director of Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, reiterated his belief there’s a 99 percent change 2016 will be the warmest year on record.

Oh, and for the coffee-lovers among us (or those who just are concerned about the 120 million of the world’s poorest people who rely on the coffee economy): climate change threatens to halve the area suitable for coffee production.

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